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Publisher's Summary

Investigative journalist Laura Chambers is back in her tiny hometown of Hillsborough, North Carolina, the one place she swore never to return. Fired from The Boston Globe, her career in shambles, she reluctantly takes a job with the local paper. The work is simple, unimportant, and worst of all, boring - at least until a missing girl turns up dead, the body impeccably clean, dressed to be the picture of innocence.

Years earlier, 10-year-old Patty Finch left home and never made it back. But for the people of Hillsborough, Patty was just the beginning. Child after child disappeared, a reign of terror the town desperately wants to forget. Now that terror has returned to seize another girl. And another. And another.

This is the story Laura's been waiting for - her one last chance to get back onto the front page. She dives deeper into a case that runs colder by the second, only to discover the truth may be far closer to home than she could have ever imagined.

Powerful, intricate, and tense, Last Girl Gone will have you looking over your shoulder long after the last page.

©2018 J. G. Hetherton (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Story is good but

I am halfway through and will write update if I change my mind. Heroine is your a typical reporter, nothing special and one that seems to have no problem screwing over anyone for a story. If I can’t make it through it’s because the main character pisses me off to much to enjoy the story. Also want to punch mother in the face.

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Fantastic

I loved this book, it's a jewel amidst the costume jewelry I'm starting to get used to in crime fiction. Don't let any negative reviews sway you, this is worth your time,!

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could survive only half a chapter

the narration is so bad I just couldn't...
never save on a good narrator!

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Just so far fetched

The only thing good about this audio book was the narrator. The story line was just so unbelievable that it was hard to listen to.

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Implausible Sharp Objects knockoff

I almost ditched this one halfway through. The first half especially seems like a knockoff of Sharp Objects. Author seems to have no real understanding of modern journalism, or how law enforcement should work. The ending is just dumb.

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What’s Ruth the whispering narrator?

The story was good, but the whispering narrator was extremely irritating! Almost stopped listening several times.

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Exciting throughout

I was on the edge of my seat suspecting everyone just to be caught of guard in the end. Fantastic story!!! The narrator was pleasant to listen to, very engaging!

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Just couldn't stick it out with the narrator

The story seemed interesting but the narration was too monotonous. I really tried but couldn't stick it out.

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Worst Book Read This Year

Unbelievable characters and poor narrating made this book hard to finish. All the men are abusive and misogynistic. The therapist is unprofessional. The main character is misunderstood at every turn. Many characters are superfluous. Bad story. Bad writing. Bad narrating.

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on the edge of my chair

hopefully there will be a book two or three. couldn't stop listening! True mystery with plot twists so crazy you never figure it out!

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Empty

I found the main character a bit heartless and disliked her way of using people and simply didn’t believe in her caring about the victims in the story. I didn’t believe in the psychologist either. The whole thing seemed cardboard. But it kept me listening.